|Age: 12-Adlt||Intensity: Medium|
|Time: 25 mins||Positions: 2,3,4,5,6,8|
|Players: 9+||Area: 50x45 yrds|
- Coach a defending team to spread and expand after winning the ball.
- Coach a team to get the outside backs to spread wide when their goal keeper has possession.
Diagram 1. Set-Up Arrangement
- Mark out an area approximately 45x50 yrds in one corner of the field. Play 3vs5 + GK. 5 defenders attempt to play the ball out from the goalkeeper through one of the two gates. The field is one side to work on the right back or left back.
- The start position is the centre back plays a back pass to the goalkeeper (who can pick up or use their feet). The defenders attempt to work the ball out from the GK through one of the gate goals. The attackers attempt to pressure and win the ball back and score on the goal.
- D2 starts and passes the ball back to the GK. All the defenders cover and drop with the ball as its played back to protect the GK.
- The defenders then spread wide and expand to receive a ball from the goal keeper.
- The defenders combine with the midfielders to develop the play to the gate goals.
- Ball is played forward from D3 into a midfielder.
- 2 teams compete and attempt to score. The attacking team scores by scoring on the goal. The defending team scoring in the gate goals.
- Body position of the outside back should be open and ready to receive for a positive first touch.
- Gk distribution can be varied with feet, hands. Throws should be fast and easy for the outside back to control. In front of the receiving player.
- GK moves up with the defensive unit as they push out on the attack to act as a sweeper. Especially in a 4-4-2 type (flat back 4) formation.
- Transition from defense to attack should be fast. Players need to switch on and spread immediately.
- Play Gk’s feet if necessary.
- Keep possession if cannot go forward straight away.
- Movement of the 2 midfielders to connect the back 3. Create space to receive by good runs.
- Switch the no play zone to the other flank and play on the opposite side.
- Remove the no play zone and play the full width, with the GK playing out to either flank. Play with 5 defenders and 4 attackers.
- Vary the start position to a cross coming in from the wing. This should allow for a counter attack type opportunity.
- Start position of the center midfielder loosing the ball in midfield.